Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1556

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Look for it in very rich soils of slopes and coves over mafic or calcareous rocks, often also in or near seepage, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
A single terminal whorl of 3 leaves
Leaves sessile to subsessile

FLOWER:
Spring
White (rarely maroon)
Pedicel 1.5-2.5x length of sepals
Flowers above the leaves
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals

FRUIT:
Summer
Berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Liliales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Trillium simile   FAMILY Trilliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trillium simile   FAMILY Liliaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-03-006b?:
Trillium erectum var. vaseyi   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sweet White Trillium, Confusing Trillium, Jeweled Trillium